Equality Act

The American Postal Workers Union stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ family across the country, who continue to face attacks on their fundamental human rights. A lack of protections for LGBTQ+ individuals threatens their access to healthcare, housing, education, and safety. Everyone should be able to live free from violence and be able to access necessities without fear of refusal based on who they are or who they love. This country is long overdue for comprehensive federal non-discrimination laws, and that’s why APWU supports passage of the Equality Act. 

Today, we have a confusing and arcane patchwork of state non-discrimination laws and no federal anti-discrimination, which leaves millions of individuals vulnerable to potential discrimination. Right now, conservative state legislatures are working to codify anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. This disgusting effort jeopardizes the safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ individuals across the country. We cannot allow that to happen. We must pass the Equality Act in the 117th Congress.

The Equality Act passed in the House on February 25, 2021 with a bipartisan vote of 224 - 206. Now, it’s up to the Senate to pass S. 393 and send it to President Joe Biden’s desk.

Read our fact sheet below to learn more about the Equality Act. 


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